One of the things that set AM/PM apart from other vendors is that we have a specialized moisture detection tool called a thermal imaging camera.
This camera allows us to detect water that has seeped into hidden areas not visible to the human eye, including:
• Light Fixtures
• Crawl Spaces
• Heat Vents
• Elevator Shaft
This technology can detect moisture that is trapped in drywall, wood, cement and just about any structural material that does not have a reflective surface.
Thermal imaging technology is invaluable to the restoration of any building because if all of the moisture is not detected and dried immediately, these saturated areas could develop microbial growth and incur structural degradation.
This tool is especially beneficial in commercial buildings whose infrastructure is metal, where water can travel long distances between floors, far from the original leak. In addition, this moisture detection method is non-destructive and can save thousands of dollars spent on unnecessary demolition and later reconstruction in search of leaks in a building.
When repairs have been completed, AM/PM will provide all you need to prove that the fix was successful. Thermographic records can be used as documentation for contractors, managers, owners, and insurance companies. They can provide evidence of moisture intrusion or catastrophic water damage for insurance company investigations; diagnostic information for repair purposes; and proof that a building has been “dried out” properly, that may be required for insurance claim settlement. You get a dry building, and everyone gets piece of mind.
The images below depict water damage that could have been missed without the use of a thermal imaging camera.